The Prospect Team of the Week pays tribute to the best performances of the previous seven days. Any minor league player currently on a list of the organization’s top 30 prospects is eligible.
It was far from an exceptional week for the Red Sox at the Major League level. However, there may be some comfort among prospects in the organization. Boston has three representatives in this edition of the Prospect Team of the Week (August 16-22):
Catcher Ronaldo Hernandez, second baseman Nick Yorke and left-handed starting pitcher Chris Murphy. This is the second time this season that Yorke (Boston’s 2020 first-round pick) has appeared on the PTOW (Prospect Team of the Week), while Hernandez and Murphy’s Double-A drummer appear for the first time.
Royals fans can relate to finding silver lights in the Minor Leagues and should continue to do so with No. 71 overall prospect Nick Pratto, who breaks this list for the third time during his 2021 season.
Triple-A Omaha first baseman is the only new-looking Top 100 representative featured in this issue of the PTOW. Here’s the latest prospect team of the week:
- C: Ronaldo Hernández, Portland Sea Dogs (Double-A)
(Red Sox No. 22)
- 1B: Nick Pratto, Omaha Storm Chasers (Triple-A)
(Royals No. 4 / MLB No. 71)
- 2B: Nick Yorke, Salem Red Sox (Class-A Low)
(Red Sox No. 4)
- 3B: Eddys Leonard, Great Lakes Loons (Class-A High)
(Dodgers No. 18)
- SS: Romy Gonzalez, Charlotte Knights (Triple-A) / Birmingham Barons (Double-A)
(White Sox No. 21).
- OF: Orlando Martinez, Rocket City Trash Pandas (Double-A)
(Angels No. 27)
- OF: Jake McCarthy, Reno Aces (Triple-A)
(D-backs No. 23)
- OF: Nick Plummer, Springfield Cardinals (Double-A)
(Cardinals No. 10).
- LHP: Chris Murphy, Portland Sea Dogs (Double-A)
(Red Sox No. 11)
- RHP: Drey Jameson, Yellow Sod Poodles (Double-A)
(D-backs No. 17)
- RP: Will Klein, Quad Cities River Bandits (Class-A High)
(Royals No. 28)
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